Thursday, April 26, 2018

School Note April 26th


Dear parents,

                     It has been a busy week on the playing fields. Ballybrown NS defeated Milford NS in the Olo Cup on Tuesday while the school's under 13 camogie team lost to neighbours Patrickswell NS by a single point yesterday. Today, the school team is playing in the county final of the Spar/FAI Soccer blitz while 16 girls from Third and Fourth classes are heading to Adare to play in a Girls Football, fun, non-competitive blitz. Ewan Gee of Munster Rugby started Tag Rugby with Third and Fourth classes on Tuesday.              

                 Today is Poetry Day in Ireland and each class in the school has chosen a poem for the occasion. Some classes have even composed poems and are compiling an anthology while guest readers are visiting classes to read their favourite poem.

                Family Mass Reminder :  There will be a Family Mass in Ballybrown Church on Sunday 29th of April at 10a.m. All welcome.  For more information, please contact Julianne McCormack @ 087-9478123.

              Parents Association: The Ballybrown NS Parents' Association is holding its next meeting on Tuesday the 1st May at 8 pm.  They would be grateful if as many parents as possible could attend, in particular parents who are new to the school. Those who are nominated as Class Reps are reminded to attend.  All welcome.

                Internet Safety Workshop : Ger Brick attended the school on Monday to provide Internet Safety/Cyberbullying Workshops to 4th-6th class and also to parents that evening. This was very well attended and there was very positive feedback from the day/night. Ger has kindly shared his presentation for all parents to view - details will be found on the school website.  Please contact the school to receive the password and username if you wish to access the presentation. Please ensure that the information is used for your own personal use and the information contained is not to be distributed or published to social media.

            As the weather improves, the Lost Property section swells with jumpers, jackets, fleeces etc. Please ensure your child's name is on all items of school uniform. Children may wear navy shorts. No denims! No logos.

          Communication:  Check your child's homework journal for notes from the class teacher.  Please check the school website or follow us on Twitter @Ballybrown NS to keep yourself informed on school news.


Gach dea-ghuí,

J. Lyons